I used my membership card for the first time today, first at my new primary, and later at a specialist he referred me to. Neither office was familiar with the concept, but both were intrigued. I brought copies of pgs 147-148 of the PPACA to show where healthcare sharing ministries were specifically exempt from Obamacare. I also brought some pages I printed off the website explaining how it works, and that great interview with Dr. Elaina George from the May newsletter.
At both offices, the staff and doctors were very interested in learning more, and both accepted my card with no problem. The lady from billing at the specialist's office asked a few questions and said, "I like this idea. I'm willing to give it a shot!
My new primary, who was never available to me on previous insurance networks, is contemplating signing up his family. With four children, he and his wife are not happy with their current options. Like me, all they ever wanted was a catastrophic plan, in order to keep costs down.
So my biggest fear, that no one would want to accept my card, was completely unfounded, and I may have gotten us a few new members as well.
Thanks, Liberty Healthshare!